NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR INDIVIDUAL INVESTORS

August 20, 2018

The DIY will that left a $76 million estate in limbo`

When Peter Reid died at his Point Piper home in Sydney in 2015, aged 100, he left an estate worth $76 million. He also left a […]
August 20, 2018

Credit score comparison service launched

Online lender Wisr has launched a credit score comparison service. The new service WisrCredit.com.au will allow customers to compare credit scores from different credit reporting agencies. […]
August 20, 2018

Take care with personal details

Consumers disposing of documents that include personal details should destroy them before throwing them in the bin, comparison site Canstar has recommended. Canstar also recommends that […]
August 20, 2018

New rule makes trust splitting a CGT event

The Australian Taxation Office has released a draft determination (TD 2018/D3), ruling that splitting a trust may trigger a capital gains tax event. The ATO says […]
August 20, 2018

DNR focuses on reasonable valuations

Australian equity manager DNR Capital has reduced its exposure to growth stocks, including REA Group and Treasury Wine Estates, which it fears have become expensive. DNR […]
August 13, 2018

We need to get a better handle on retirement spending

Retirees, their financial planners and super funds are going about their retirement income planning the wrong way because they are underestimating the big fall-off in retiree […]
August 20, 2018

Bitcoin back in the trough

Bitcoin is suffering its third correction of the year. On Friday, the cryptocurrency was trading on BTC Markets at around A$8950. Since its big fall to […]
August 13, 2018

The index approach to digital currency investment

Cryptocurrency trading company CoinJar has joined the growing number of local groups offering managed cryptocurrency funds, with the launch of the first local fund offering exposure […]
August 6, 2018

Cryptocurrency taken into custody

Two local companies, Decentralised Capital and Custodian Vaults, have formed a partnership to offer an insured cryptocurrency custody service, claiming it is a first for Australia. […]
August 20, 2018

SMSF trustees urged to check auditor bona fides

A review of ASIC’s enforcement activity during the first half of the year shows that in the area of corporate governance, where the focus is on […]
August 20, 2018

Q&A 20 August 2018

Q: My daughter has started making additional contributions to her super fund, so she can make use of the First Home Super Saver scheme. Can I […]
August 13, 2018

Spouse contributions an overlooked tool

Spouse contributions are an often overlooked part of investment planning, which can be an effective way of dealing with problems related to the $1.6 million superannuation […]
August 20, 2018

The New Criterion

Until Seek came along, recruiting was pretty much about bunging an ad in Saturday’s classifieds and sifting candidates based on their ability to write a semi-coherent […]
August 20, 2018

Kavanagh

Consumers buying a car usually arrange their finance through the car dealership, without doing any preliminary research on their finance options, according to new research. Given […]
August 13, 2018

The New Criterion

We wouldn’t say it’s gone to pot, but the ASX-listed cannabis sector is facing a much-needed reality check as investors realise that the medical marijuana aspirants […]